Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions have tentatively agreed to hold a third heavyweight title fight featuring Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on October 9. The fight was originally scheduled to take place on July 24, but it was pushed back after Tyson Fury tested positive for COVID-19 on July 5. Afterward, Fury was asked to quarantine along with members of his team that may have also tested positive. He reportedly tested negative for the virus on July 13 and was cleared to travel home to the U.K. shortly thereafter.
“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” Fury said.
“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight Oct. 9, and I will knock him spark out!”
According to multiple reports, Fury received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but he did not return to get the second dose after experiencing symptoms. At this time, it is unclear if Fury is vaccinated or plans to get vaccinated after returning home.
Sources: The entire three-fight PPV undercard is moving to Oct. 9 along with Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder:
Efe Ajaba-Frank Sanchez
Robert Helenius-Adam Kownacki 2
Jared Anderson-Vladimir Tereshkin#FuryWilder3
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 15, 2021